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AlAlvarez commented about AMC Sunrise 8 on Sep 14, 2011 at 8:26 pm

AKA, Sunrise at Pine Plaza.

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AlAlvarez commented about Sunny Isles Twin on Sep 14, 2011 at 8:23 pm

Twin one was “Driftwood”. Twin two was “Aquamarine”.

The lovely Mary Colehower, I think, closed it.

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AlAlvarez commented about Seminole Theatre on Sep 14, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Does anyone know if the Premier was part of the Seminole building or a separate structure altogether?

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AlAlvarez commented about Royal Theatre on Sep 14, 2011 at 4:57 pm

The Royal opened in 1941 and closed in 1957.

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AlAlvarez commented about Regent Theatre on Sep 14, 2011 at 11:28 am

The Regent operated from 1926 to 1960.

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AlAlvarez commented about Pembroke Pines Cinema on Sep 14, 2011 at 8:36 am

This operated from 1989 to 2000.

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AlAlvarez commented about Paramount Theatre on Sep 12, 2011 at 4:55 pm

It closed In August 1964 with “The Carpetbaggers”. It then re-opened for three weeks in May 1965 when it showed the Electrovision “Harlow”, “operation Snafu” and “Black Spurs” each for one week, then closed again. It opened “Thunderball” in December of 1965 and closed for good in February 1966.

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AlAlvarez commented about Broward Stage Door Theatre on Sep 12, 2011 at 6:46 am

This opened in 1977.

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AlAlvarez commented about Broward Stage Door Theatre on Sep 12, 2011 at 6:25 am

The Holiday Springs was a triplex by 1985.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=7aAmAAAAIBAJ&sjid=xgEGAAAAIBAJ&pg=2888%2C3898170

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AlAlvarez commented about Mall Theatres 1 & 2 on Sep 11, 2011 at 8:18 pm

AKA, Diplomat Mall 1 & 2.

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AlAlvarez commented about Coral Theatre on Sep 11, 2011 at 7:48 pm

By the way, the manager of the Coral got the last laugh on the idiotic Miami Herald policy. On opening day of “Clockwork” he got Warner Bros. and a local record store to co-op a full page ad for the soundtrack album in the entertainment section.

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AlAlvarez commented about Coral Theatre on Sep 11, 2011 at 7:41 pm

Actually he pulled it due to the Miami Herald’s advertising policy of one column by two inch ads for all x-rated product. He later recanted and the film did open.

He pulled the film from the UK, where he was living at the time, for fear of violence and it was released to cinemas there after his death in 1999.

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AlAlvarez commented about Hollywood Cinema on Sep 11, 2011 at 2:35 pm

The Ritz was a separate location opened in 1937 and closed around 1953. There was also an Arcade theatre operating somewhere in Hollywood from 1937 to 1959.

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AlAlvarez commented about Bay Harbor 4 Theatres on Sep 11, 2011 at 8:29 am

The exclusive engagement of “The Lion In Winter” was at the Byron, not here as the intro states.

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AlAlvarez commented about Gala Cinemas on Sep 11, 2011 at 8:27 am

The Bird Road theatre operating in 1981 was at 6833 Bird Road.

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AlAlvarez commented about 27th Avenue Drive-In on Sep 11, 2011 at 8:16 am

Not exactly the ideal way to make the front page.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=9dQmAAAAIBAJ&sjid=qwIGAAAAIBAJ&pg=2214%2C9846

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AlAlvarez commented about Flamingo Theatre on Sep 10, 2011 at 8:18 pm

The last article has a critical error. The Sheridan was never a Brandt house.

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AlAlvarez commented about Dadeland Triplex on Sep 10, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Those “Carnal Knowledge” ads carried a Wometco warning about the language so the film didn’t meet with the stupidity that tried to shut down “Woodstock” and “Last Tango in Paris” at the Coral.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ZLIlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=C_QFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6409%2C654140

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AlAlvarez commented about Coconut Grove Playhouse on Sep 10, 2011 at 2:20 pm

A NEWS Theatre in Coconut Grove and the Grove overlap from 1941 to 1945, so they must have been different theatres. I assume the News was a newsreel theatre during this period.

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AlAlvarez commented about Coral Theatre on Sep 8, 2011 at 11:02 am

It was definitely demolished, Ed.

Link to ads: http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=p5IlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=N_MFAAAAIBAJ&pg=3963%2C2263975

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AlAlvarez commented about Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theater on Sep 7, 2011 at 7:57 pm

They are worth a lifetime of cherished memories.

If you want to sell your legacy for dollars, try craigslist.

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AlAlvarez commented about Uptown Theatre on Sep 7, 2011 at 8:45 am

Another missing intro.

???

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AlAlvarez commented about Union Theatre on Sep 7, 2011 at 8:21 am

Hell’s Kitchen goes from 34th street to 57th street, west of Eighth Avenue. It is now known as Clinton but many locals call it Hellsea, due to the condo overflow from Chelsea.

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AlAlvarez commented about Theatre Unique on Sep 7, 2011 at 8:05 am

Following this thread (and not the Theatre Unique) this photo shows that the Olympic Theatre was indeed located inside the Tammany Hall building as stated by several sources.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-pi4KVLbn7qg/TW0pHiAetLI/AAAAAAAAF8w/s8rb6N5qL44/s1600/20100421153102%2521Tammany_Hall_LC-USZ62-101734.jpg

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AlAlvarez commented about Union Theatre on Sep 7, 2011 at 7:47 am

This would have served the Hell' Kitchen slum tenements.

http://ephemeralnewyork.wordpress.com/2010/03/24/a-hells-kitchen-street-scene-in-the-1920s/